Chelsea Crockett

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Avoiding Spiritual Mismatch

Spiritual mismatch was a term I rarely ever heard of, let alone had given any thought of what it meant for my life and those around me. Recently, I’ve been…

Spiritual mismatch was a term I rarely ever heard of, let alone had given any thought of what it meant for my life and those around me.

Recently, I’ve been exposed to how important and crucial it is to be on the same page as those who you surround yourself with.

Ever heard of the quote: “your vibe attracts your tribe”? I can see how this reigns true in the lives of almost everyone around me. My friends that are loud and outgoing oftentimes tend to lean toward others who are also loud and outgoing. Same for the friends that are quiet, funny, crazy, etc.

Although that’s not always the case, and sometimes opposites do attract, we often like to group ourselves with the people who are similar to us. Instead of only looking for certain personality traits, we should also look for spiritual traits, those who can push us toward having a better relationship with the Lord.

Ever heard of the phrase “spurring one another on?” Hebrews talks about the importance of it in the lives of Christ followers.

Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

We should look for people who are going to push us toward God’s love and inspire us to do the deeds he wants us to accomplish. In this verse, he talks about “meeting together,” or in other words, fellowship.

Fellowship should be a big part of your life. God doesn’t just suggest it, he demands it. He knows that without a good group of people to continually “spur” you on, it’s easy to slip away from the path God has created for you.

2 Corinthians 6:14 says, “For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”

Again, God speaks of the importance of fellowship. If we surround ourselves with people who have opposite values, morals, or beliefs, it can be hard to stay true to our own.  We need to have a good balance of people we can be influenced by and people who we ourselves can have influence on.

So, how can we avoid spiritual mismatch?

Take a step back and look at your life. Are you doing the things God speaks of in Hebrews and 2 Corinthians? Are you letting the people in your life influence you for the better?

I challenge you to make some changes in your life. Surround yourself with the people who “match up” with how you want to live your life.

It makes a world of a difference and will make you the best version of yourself that you can be!

– Chelsea

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How to Get Rid of Toxic People

Toxic people are often hard to get away from.  Whether its due to relationships, being in the same friend group, or simply dating the wrong person, having toxic people in…

Toxic people are often hard to get away from.  Whether its due to relationships, being in the same friend group, or simply dating the wrong person, having toxic people in your life can be both draining and exhausting.  Most of us leave these people in our lives because we simply don’t know how to get away from them.  Here’s how you can separate yourself from these people in a kind and mature way!

  • Distance yourself.  Although this doesn’t always work for every situation, it does work for some.  Slowly backing away from the situation really can work.  It’s a good way to get some air and realize what you really want, whether it be in a relationship or with a close friend.
  • Pray for strength.  Prayer is powerful and I’m a strong believer that God provides when you ask him for something.  Sometimes we just need the strength to cut ties with someone and know that it really is for the best.
  • Surround yourself with people who build you up.  Surrounding yourself with good people while trying to distance yourself from the opposite is one of the best distractions.  It shows you the people you deserve to have in your life!  Know your worth!
  • Be bold and determined.  I know it’s easier said than done, but having the courage to know what you deserve in your life is something we should all believe about ourselves.  Changing your mindset to having the boldness to get rid of toxic people in your life is one of the most freeing feelings ever!

I hope you have enough courage to break away from the people bringing you down in your life! 🙂

Love, Chels

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How to: Make Your Own Acai Bowl

Acai bowls, or smoothie bowls, are the newest rave. Although they’re super healthy, they’re not only for the health nuts.  They’re a low-calorie, delicious snack that gives you lots of…

Acai bowls, or smoothie bowls, are the newest rave. Although they’re super healthy, they’re not only for the health nuts.  They’re a low-calorie, delicious snack that gives you lots of necessary vitamins and satisfies your fruit serving for the day! Chelsea Crockett - Acai Bowl Here’s how you can make your own right at home.

There are tons of different bowls you can make from Hawaiian, with lots of tropical fruits, or more of a sweet one with peanut butter and granola!  But for this recipe, I’ll just start with something simple and delicious!  You’ll first need a few ingredients: 1/2 a banana, 1 tbsp of cocoa powder, 1 1/2 tsp of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries, half cup of almond milk, and 1 3.5oz pack of frozen acai berries or acai berry pulp.

As far as preparation goes, you’ll need to put all of these ingredients in a blender to make an acai puree.  Then add your toppings! I suggest adding sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, granola, and some peanut butter drizzle on top to finish it off.  Then, simply enjoy!

Are you going to try and create one for yourself?  Let me know how yummy yours turns out! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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How to Rock a Middle Part

Middle parts can be tricky. You may be nervous to break away from the side part you’ve been comfortable with all your life! Middle parts represent a high fashion look…

Middle parts can be tricky. You may be nervous to break away from the side part you’ve been comfortable with all your life! Middle parts represent a high fashion look that can be worn for more formal occasions, curled or straight, or for your everyday look if that’s what you prefer. Once you’re ready to give it a try, follow these simple steps!Chelsea Crockett - Taylor Hill Middle Part

  1. Get your hair used to it. It takes a while to train your hair to stay a certain way. If you’ve parted your hair on the side your whole life, it’ll take a few times to make it look natural. Definitely start by parting it the way you want it after you shower or when it’s wet.
  2. Use the right tools. By blow drying your hair after you shower, it’ll help force it to stay.  
  3. Frame your face. By using a straightener, you can frame your hair around your face, whether you want it curled or straightened. This will help make it look more natural and styled!
  4. Find a style that fits your cut. Depending on the length and cut of your hair, you’ll have to find a style that looks best on you. Like the picture on the right, she used her layers to her advantage and loosely curled each piece.

Training your hair to a new style is the hardest but most important step of rocking a middle part. Once you achieve that, then you’re ready to tackle the next step!

Good luck! – Chels

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How to: Convert Dry Eye Shadow Into Creamy Eye Shadow!

One of the most annoying things is finding an old, unused eye shadow that’s too old to put to use!  Or you could have a similar situation to mine… I…

One of the most annoying things is finding an old, unused eye shadow that’s too old to put to use!  Or you could have a similar situation to mine… I have some eye shadow palettes that I use only one or two colors out of it and the rest just sit and never get used.  I recently found a “do it yourself” way to turn dry eye powder into a rich creamy shade.  I started looking at my older palettes and figured I could combine some of the colors into a cream that would be the perfect shade!Chelsea Crockett - Creamy Eye Shadow

All you have to do is grab a pretty shadow or a couple colors that would look good blended together.  After you’ve chosen your shades, grab a lotion or some Vaseline (for added sparkle…use a lotion with a shimmer to it).  Next, get a dry small container and a knife or toothpick.  Scrape some eye shadow into the bowl (mixing colors if you’d like!). Using a Q-tip, mix some lotion or Vaseline with the powder.  Remember…less is more at first.  You can always add more.  Continue to mix until all clumps are gone until you get the desired consistency you’d like.

Try applying the color to the back of your hand to make sure it blends well onto your skin.  Let me know if you try this and have any tips for me!

XOXO, Chelsea

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How to Reduce Bloating

Bloating is a common problem we all face and no matter what we do, it will never fully go away.  Along with over-eating and the struggle with periods, bloating unwantedly…

Bloating is a common problem we all face and no matter what we do, it will never fully go away.  Along with over-eating and the struggle with periods, bloating unwantedly shows up and produces cramps.  For those of you that do not know, bloating is any general abnormal swelling of the abdominal area.  Although it produces pains that may not completely disappear, there are a few tips to help and reduce bloating.

Tip #1: Water, water, water!  Drinking lots of water is the first step to reduce bloating.  Chelsea Crockett - No Soda SignAvoid beverages such as soda or sparkling drinks.  These contain a large amount of carbonation which causes your stomach to grow bigger.

Tip #2: Limit the amount of fiber you put in your body.  Fibrous foods are harder to digest than regular food; therefore, they stay in your gut for a longer amount of time causing you to bloat.

Chelsea Crockett - BananasTip #3: Eat lots of potassium!  Potassium-rich foods such as bananas, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and fish are good for over-bloated tummies.  Although it’s not a main source of potassium, yogurt also helps with digestion.

Tip #4: Watch the amount of food you eat and how fast you eat it!  Of course eating a smaller plate of food will reduce bloating, but did you know the speed of eating does, too?  Eating your food at a slower pace helps your stomach digest things easier; thus, reducing bloating!

Hope this helps you “burst your bubble”Wink.

Love, Chelsea

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Indie: How to Master the Style

You may have heard of, or even tried, the boho chic style I’ve mentioned in a couple other articles.  If you’re in love with the boho style, just like I…

You may have heard of, or even tried, the boho chic style I’ve mentioned in a couple other articles.  If you’re in love with the boho style, just like I am :), you should try out another similar style called indie, or indie rock!  Here are a few tips on how to achieve your look.

Chelsea Crockett - Layering BraceletsThe first step to a perfect outfit is always accessorizing, which is exactly what Indie fashion is about.  Fun, colorful bracelets, like the ones on the left, show the perfect example of how to display your jewelry.  If you’re feeling extra trendy, add in a flowery or lace headband!

As far as shirts go, if you have an oversized graphic or concert tee wear it!  Also, try to stick with subtle colors such as tan, black, yellow, navy, maroon, etc.  Or… you can rock lace, flowers, or anything that gives off a hipster kind of feel.  Tribal patterns, floral prints, and denim are perfect to tie your outfit together.  Avoid neon colors or anything too bright.  It’s all about being subtle and edgy.  This style is perfect for the warm months ahead.  Chic dresses, denim shorts, and retro skirts will be sure to catch peoples’ attention this spring :)!

-Chels

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How to Style Your Jewelry: Not Too Much or Too Little

Hey girls!             Knowing how to style your jewelry can be hard.  You want to balance it just right without wearing too much or too little.  The amount of jewelry…

Hey girls!

            Knowing how to style your jewelry can be hard.  You want to balance it just right without wearing too much or too little.  The amount of jewelry you wear and how much “bling” it has differs from going to school to dressing up for prom!Chelsea Crockett - Cross Necklace

              As for a causal day at school, I like to keep it super simple.  For my earrings, I usually just wear studs.  As for a necklace, I would suggest a small one that lays just below your collar bone such as a cross one on the right.  This keeps your jewelry balanced and pretty easy!

            If you’re wondering how to style your accessories for more of a formal event such as prom or homecoming, no need to worry!  This isn’t as hard as you think!  Getting a simple, yet attention-catching, pair of dangle earrings will look great with your gorgeous dress!  Finish it off with beautiful necklace that hangs just right with your dress.

            One of the things I try to stick with is the same color of my jewelry.  I try to avoid mix-matching such as a silver necklace with a gold bracelet.  Some magazines even say it’s a major don’t in the fashion world!  So, before you leave the house, make sure your jewelry is color coded!

                                                -Chelsea

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Think Like A Lady, Act Like A Lady!

            Hey ladies!              Growing up comes with a lot of hard work, responsibilities, and expectations.  As us girls grow into adulthood and even our teenage years, we’re expected to…

            Hey ladies! 

            Growing up comes with a lot of hard work, responsibilities, and expectations.  As us girls grow into adulthood and even our teenage years, we’re expected to be “prim and proper.”  Although we’re still young and shouldn’t grow up too fast, there are a few tips on becoming more lady-like but still acting our age.

  • Use Your Manners!  Saying please and thank you is a lessonChelsea Crockett - Lady Article that should be learned from a young age.  As we grow up, we can’t forgot our manners!  Being polite is a rule all girls and ladies should follow.
  • Respect Yourself!  Having respect for yourself is a must.  Don’t think you don’t deserve any respect for yourself, you do!  Dressing, speaking, and acting appropriately is something we should all consider doing.  Don’t degrade yourself for anything or anyone!
  • Present Yourself.  How you present yourself to the world is something we should all work on!  Sitting and walking upright is good, lady-like posture.  Using your manners at the table is also another good habit to take in. 

            These tips will also give you a little help on finding a good gentlemanWink!  Good luck ladies!

                                                            Love, Chelsea

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